BSc Quantity Surveying , University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 7 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 950 per module

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
March, September

International course fees
GBP 950 per module

All study options

About BSc Quantity Surveying at University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

If you intend to make major advances in your chosen career in quantity surveying, you need to put some solid groundwork in place. Gaining a wide understanding of every aspect of this diverse industry is an essential first step. The course gives you an informed view of the many areas which you may expect to gain a working appreciation of and which will highlight the career specialisms you might decide to pursue at a later date. The course also includes a specialist building services QS pathway for those who are currently working in this field or who wish to move into this area.

Who should study this course?
This course is primarily designed for people employed in a quantity surveying role, such as in a private QS practice, construction company, M&E specialist subcontractor, building contractor or government organisation. This course is also suitable for those working outside the industry looking for a career change.


  • Enrich your CV with a degree accredited by RICS, CIOB and BQSM
  • Expand your skills in quantity surveying, cost consultancy, project management, estimating, and facilities management
  • Accelerate your progress – this is the only undergraduate course in quantity surveying that enables you to combine work and study through supported distance learning; you won’t have to put your career on hold while gaining the qualifications you need to progress it
  • Progress towards Membership of RICS and CIOB

Course outline

Below is a list of the modules included in this course and the structure which they follow.

Full module descriptions can be found at

PART 1             

  • Legal Studies – Level 4
  • People and Organisational Management – Level 4
  • Financial and Resource Management – Level 4
  • Economics – Level 4
  • Building, Environment, Technology 1 – Simple Construction – Level 4
  • Building, Environment, Technology 2 – Framed Structures – Level 4



Compulsory modules

  • Building, Environment, Technology 3 – Complex Structures – Level 5
  • Contract Procedures – Level 5
  • Economics of Property and Construction – Level 5


Elective modules for Construction Pathway

  • Building Economics – Level 5
  • Measurement and Quantification of Construction Works – Level 5
  • Estimating and Tendering of Construction Projects – Level 5



Elective modules for Building Services Pathway

  • Building Services Construction Economics – Level 5
  • Measurement and Quantification of Building Services Works – Level 5
  • Estimating and Tendering of Building Services Projects – Level 5



 Construction Law – Level 6

  • Contemporary QS Practice – Level 6
  • Project – Level 6



  • Commercial Management in Construction – Level 6
  • Construction Project Management – Level 6
  • Construction Site Management – Level 5
  • Strategic Facilities Management – Level 6
  • Commercial Property Management – Level 6
  • Measurement and Quantification of Building Services Works – Level 5
  • Maintenance Management – Level 6


Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyDistance, OnlineHow long you will study3 - 7 years
    Course startsMarch, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 950 per moduleInternational course feesGBP 950 per module

Notes about fees for this course

£950 per module x 17 modules (usually students undertake 2 modules per semester)

Student Loans:
Eligible students (i.e. those domiciled in England) can apply to Student Finance England for student loans for this course

Total course fee: £16,150 (total cost indicative)

Supplemental fees for international postage may apply

Entry requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have: • 230 UCAS tariff points: o HNCs and HNDs in any discipline will be considered o Applicants with fewer than 230 UCAS tariff points may be considered on merit • English language proficiency • Mathematics Grade C or above at GCSE or equivalent You will be required to provide copies of your qualification certificates that have been verified to be true copies of the original by someone in a professional occupation. Please do not send original documents. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements should ensure they complete the personal statement section of the application form.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University College of Estate Management (UCEM) to prepare for your chosen course:

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